Damian Marley becomes ‘Super Heavy’

Reggae star Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley collaborates with Rolling Stones band member Mick Jagger to form all-star band, Super Heavy.
Super Heavy consists of British soul diva Joss Stone, Marley, Jagger, Eurythmics founder Dave Stewart and Oscar-winning Indian film composer A.R. Rahman.
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Kanye West to debut fashion line in Paris


Kanye West visiting Paris last March.
Kanye West visiting Paris last March.

Kanye West is expected to debut his fashion line Saturday during Paris Fashion Week.
The media has been invited to cover the Kanye West Spring/Summer 2012 fashion show on Oct. 1, the Boston Globe reports.
The debut of West’s fashion collection has been rumored for months and the rap star recently attended the Burberry runway show in London.

R&B singer Vesta William dead at age 53

R&B singer Vesta Williams was found dead Thursday of a possible drug overdose in a Southern California hotel room. She was 53.
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‘Killer Elite’s’ versatile actor



Check out my article in the Chicago Sun-Times newspaper about actor Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, who is starring in the action movie “Killer Elite,” alongside Jason Statham, Robert De Niro and Clive Owen, which opens Friday.
Akinnuoye-Agbaje is known for playing Simon Adebisi in the HBO series “Oz” and Mr. Eko in the ABC drama “Lost.” He has starred in movies such as “The Bourne Identity,” “The Mummy Returns” and “Congo.”

Corinne Bailey Rae remembers 9/11, husband

Corinne Bailey Rae, who was married just two days before the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, then lost her husband to a drug overdose seven years later, said she empathizes with the families of 9/11.
“I think that it’s very sobering being here today and I have a lot of empathy with people who lost family and lost partners in that tragedy,” Rae told the AP Sunday from the front row of a New York Fashion Week show for Edun.
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‘Awkward Black Girl’ is hit web series


Awkward Black Girl
It all started when a 26-year-old African-American woman decided to create her own web series, “The Mis-Adventures of Awkward Black Girl,” because of the limited roles for people of color on television.
Issa Rae, born Jo-Issa Rae Diop, plays J, and the show follows her professional and love lives, the AP reports.
“The Web series came about because I really didn’t see anybody like me on the screen, nobody that I could relate to,” said Rae, the show’s producer, writer and director. “There’s are just so many limited archetypes for black females in particular, and just people of color in general, and it’s frustrating to look at the screen and only be able to relate to people like Tina Fey or Amy Poehler, people who don’t look like me.”
Since the series first posted online in February, the debut episode has garnered more than 240,000 hits, the AP reports. Subsequent episodes have received more than 100,000 hits and 1,000 viewer comments. Nearly 17,000 people are dedicated to the show’s Facebook page.
View the first episode of the series after the jump.
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